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Recalls That Should Be On Your Radar—Week of June 24, 2018

In case you missed them, we’ve compiled a list of the latest recalls posted this week.

We’ve rounded up a list of important US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) from this past week:

Quay Corporation Issues Recall for Pork Products Issued Without Benefit of Inspection

The Quay Corporation, is recalling approximately 258,121 pounds of pork lard products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The recalled products are 28-oz. sealed plastic cups containing “MARGARITA MANTECA PORK LARD” with sell by dates ranging from Jan. 29, 2017 through Dec. 22, 2018 that were produced on July 29, 2016 through June 22, 2018.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 17445” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

For more information, read the official announcement.

People’s Sausage Co. Recalls Jerky and Meat Stick Products Without Grant of Inspection

People’s Sausage Co., a Los Angeles, Calif. establishment, is recalling approximately 13,554 pounds of jerky and meat stick products that were produced without an approved voluntary grant of inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The shelf-stable jerky and meat stick products were produced on various dates from May 3, 2016 through June 15, 2018.

For a list of all recalled products and more information, check out the official statement.

Aunt Kitty’s Food Inc. Issues Recall for Canned Chicken Products That May Contain Underprocessed Products

Aunt Kitty’s Foods, Inc is recalling approximately 10,805 pounds of canned chicken gravy products due to a possible processing deviation that may have led to underprocessing of products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The canned chicken gravy was produced on April 4, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 10.5-oz. canned “Western Beef Chicken GRAVY” with lot codes 1809515, 1809525, 1809535, and 1809545 and a best by date of June 2021.
  • 10.5-oz. canned “ShopRite Chicken GRAVY” with lot code 1809515, 1809525, 1809535, and 1809545 and a best by date of June 2021.
  • 10.5-oz. canned “Price Rite Chicken GRAVY” with lot code 1809515, 1809525, 1809535, and 1809545 and a best by date of June 2021.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-864” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

For more information on this recall, read the official statement.

Drager Medical Systems Recalls Jaundice Meters Due to Inaccurate Display Messages

Draeger Medical Systems, Inc. is recalling their Jaundice Meter JM-103 and JM-105 models which are used to measure bilirubin in newborn infants. The meters are being recalled because users have misinterpreted display messages that have resulted in serious injuries.

Specifically, the JM-103 Meter displays three blinking dashes (- - -) and the JM-105 Meter displays dash-zero-dash (-0-) when the bilirubin level in the patient is higher than the maximum level of detection (>340µmol or 20mg/dl). Measurement of high bilirubin indicates a need for immediate medical evaluation. Some users have interpreted the two display messages as indicating a "low" or "zero" value instead of high bilirubin levels. When this happens, treatment may be delayed or not offered, which could lead to brain damage and possibly death in some newborns/infants.

For more information on the recall, read the news release.